MtronPTI Records 125 Design Wins for High-Power Space-Qualified Components

MtronPTI Records 125 Design Wins for High-Power Space-Qualified Components

MtronPTI has over 125 design wins across satellite platforms and manned spacecraft. With expertise supporting LEO, MEO, and GEO applications, MtronPTI has a well-established team and a proven track record to meet demanding space requirements.

With the evolving need for high-power space-level transmitters, high-power handling space-level RF components and sub-assemblies are instrumental for mission success. The performance of these devices used in orbiting satellites is significantly different compared to how they perform at sea level due to phenomena like multipaction. Some space-level applications require both continuous operation performance in outer space as well as performance during the ascent to space, i.e., undergoing a pressure change from ambient to 1 x 10-5 Torr over temperature to avoid corona discharge. Understanding the capability of the high-power handling RF components and sub-assemblies during the ascent to space and in orbit is critical for successful space missions. Detecting potential risks at an early stage prevents catastrophic failure.

In addition to existing in-house testing capabilities for testing space-level components and RF assemblies, MtronPTI has invested in simulation tools like Spark3D to maximize power handling capability under vacuum in the early stages of the design process. MtronPTI has also invested in an altitude (hypobaric) chamber to support high-power handling of RF components and sub-assembly testing. The incorporation of an altitude test chamber enables MtronPTI to adjust the temperature of the environmental test chamber while exposing the product under test to pressure approaching 1 x 10-5 Torr. By combining Spark3D simulations and altitude testing, MtronPTI enhances the probability of mission success.

MtronPTI space-level products comply with ANSI/AIAA S-142-2016, Standard/Handbook for Multipactor Breakdown Prevention in Spacecraft Components.

MtronPTI's in-house test capabilities encompass a wide array of assessments, including Thermal Shock, Terminal Strength, Mechanical Shock, Gross Leak Testing, Random and Sinusoidal Vibration, PIND (Particle Impact Noise Detection), as well as other critical tests involving Life, Immersion, Humidity, Barometric Pressure, Solderability, Dielectric Withstanding Voltage, Insulation Resistance, and RF Testing across a broad frequency range from 100 kHz to 40 GHz.

In an industry where precision, reliability, and innovation are paramount, MtronPTI's strategic investments in advanced simulation tools and testing methodologies solidify its position as a pioneering force capable of shaping the future of space-level RF components. As the demands of space missions continue to grow, MtronPTI stands ready to propel missions to success with its unwavering dedication to pushing technological boundaries and ensuring the utmost in component reliability and performance.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013